Guys today i had a shock of a lifetime. I've been experiencing turbo leak from the past 1.5 yrs . There was a hissing sound every time i pushed beyond 2000 rpm and the sound just got more and more as i continued to push. Since this is my first car and i had very little prior knowledge about turbo/ leaks and everything else about the car, I was only able to figure out minor problems in the car and point it to TASS for fixing. I never drove another punto/linea till date and so i always thought that the hissing noise was default noise of the turbo working and i made merry with that illusion. yesterday another TFI'an drove my car and immediately noticed this noise and pointed to me that there could be a turbo leak somewhere as he did not have this problem. I easily told him that this was something I faced from as long as i can remember. But he persisted that there was a leak or something like that in the turbo. Since he knew more about this, i thought i should check for anything uneven and we found a few clamps ,(turbo exhaust/inlet hose clamp, engine air intake clamp) that were decided to be fixed. In the morning I took the car to his trusted mechanic and that's when i had a shock of a lifetime. The inter-cooler pipe eventually connecting the turbo intake had a huge hole.. Screwdriver through the hole My dissapointments I've actively trying to learn as many things i can w.r.t cars and i cant believe this has happened to me now . I precisely started looking at all these things just so that I can one day diagnose the problem at its inception and get it fixed but this time i was just unlucky . Secondly, I'm deeply dissatisfied with the TASS guys for not even thinking that there could be a turbo leak.. I mean the damn noise was so evident any guy with some idea would have easily figured it out. NOT ONCE DID THOSE IDIOTS FIGURE THIS OUT. My Concerns 1.) could this have caused any problems to any of the components, especially the life of the turbo 2.) I've driven long and far and fast with this problem, ripped all along the ghat sections ,I've reached 160kmph , I've done trips to dirty/dusty parts of india. Now i'm worried if anything has happened .. Please advice. To have an interim fix i just cut that portion of faulty tube and re-fitted it,(will get it fully replaced) Any advice on my scenario is welcome..